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A Fall from Pedestal

And they saw this man a great orator, and he was black,
in America (if not in Uganda); and people said, this man
and his race know about inequality, so they made him
a president and the whole world was jubilant, so much
so that the forever naive Norwegian gave him a peace
prize medal for peace promised...one day soon.
And nothing happened, the applause stilled; on the sky
more and more drones flew and the oppressed masses
continued to be subjugated... and his fine oratory began
sounding hollow and we came to realise you can’t judge
a man by the colour of his skin, not by his silken rhetoric,
but by his actions and sense of justice.


More By  :  Jan Oscar Hansen

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